Gordon and I don't bother much with Christmas presents, but when I saw this I thought it would make a useful little stocking filler for him
Gordon spends hours in the garage. His current pass-time is mending bikes. He bought a couple of bargain bikes from the local bazar (second hand shop) and he's taught himself to service them with the help of youtube. We now have two visitors bikes, so we don't have to hire them, and a third one which he bought for around thirty quid including a bike bag, helmet and water bottle! Once he's repaired this, he will probably sell it again. He won't make much money, but he'll have had hours of fun. Unfortunately my requests for new seed boxes and a light box seem to have been bumped down the list! But I digress. I thought the mug would be good for taking a coffee out to the garage - it does get rather cold when it's freezing outside, and also it makes it look like I haven't forgotten him! But the problem is, it is extremely hot, so I made it a little mug cozy
I used this tutorial to make it, and super easy it was too. Now I can carry it and he can drink it without getting burnt. Nice moustache fabric, but possibly not the best choice as it is already covered in gunk and stuff - although I admit the baked bean juice was my fault! Possibly I need to make another gunk-coloured one
But beware of mug cozies - they are a nice little haven for sleepy wasps and they might just sting you - ask Gordon!